- Director-General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland
Studies in History, Ecology and Environmental Planning. Former Rector, University for Peace. Currently: Director-General, International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN; Executive Director, International Council for Science. Member of the Board: Trustees, Bibliotheca Alexandria; Advisory, International Institute for Environment and Development. Fellow, Royal Geographical Society. Co-Author of papers and books. Recipient of awards: International Cooperation in Science, AAAS; Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur, French Government (2008); Global Ambassador for Hungarian Culture, Hungarian Minister of Education and Culture.